Croatian Confectioners Create White-and-Blue Ice Cream, Name It Facebook, Make a Killing

Facebook, the world’s most popular social network, has just passed the 100 billion valuation mark, but thanks to a couple of business-savvy ice-cream makers from Croatia, anyone can have a slice of it for as little as 1 euro.

Brothers Admir and Ibi Adili run the Valentino ice cream shop in Tisnom, on Croatia’s Murter island. After noticing his 15-year-old daughter Bibi spent a lot of her free time on Facebook, Admir came up with the idea of creating a Facebook ice cream to attract other fans of the social network. All he had to do was make a plain white ice cream, decorate it with blue syrup, slap a “Facebook” sign on it and wait for the new business to roll in. Believe it or not, his plan actually worked. The treat has been a big hit with tourists this summer, and Adili told reporters it’s been going like crazy. His Facebook ice cream apparently tastes like chewing gum and candy, but it’s not the flavor that has customers begging for more, but the name and the trademark “Facebook” logo on the sign.

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Photo: Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELL

Speaking of trademark, the Adili brothers haven’t bothered to ask mark Zuckerberg permission to use his company’s name and logo to promote their business, but Admir jokingly says that “if he calls, I’ll ask him”.

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 Photo: Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELL

Source: 24 Sata


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  • Jules Posted on September 3, 2013

    Cue the lawsuit, especially as they are blatantly trading off the Facebook name – they say themselves its not the flavour that attracts customers. Clever thinking though, thanks OC.

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